Recent News

  • Federal stimulus money from Washington provides some relief for Minnesota’s deficit problems. The deficit would be 6.4 billion dollars, but thanks to the federal stimulus, Minnesota’s deficit is now only 4.57 billion dollars. The federal help eases some of Minnesota’s fiscal troubles, but still leaves state legislators with the problem of how to lessen Minnesota’s debt.

  • Last week, Minnesota legislators held town hall meetings all over the state of Minnesota to hear what citizens had to say about the forecasted $5 billion budget deficit. The hearings were packed with citizens who had plenty of concerns to share with their legislators. KFAI’s Sara Abdelaal brings the highlights from one of the meetings in Minneapolis.

    3/2/09

  • Timothy Den Herder-Thomas, a student at Macalester College, recently spoke at this year’s Clinton Global Initiative University on Energy and Climate Change at the University of Texas in Austin. The initiative took place February 13-15 and was attended by nearly 1,000 students.

  • Last week, several local online journalists and bloggers lobbied the Minesota House of Representatives for the right to the same press credentials that radio, print, and television journalists receive. Among the journalists in attendance was KFAI’s Truth to Tell correspondent and producer of myradiofreenation.com, Marty Owings.

  • A Minneapolis mosque, associated by law enforcement officials with a handful of missing Somali young men, answered its critics with an open house. Mosque representatives want to dispel any concerns by showing the revered religious center as an open environment that promotes messages of peace.

  • Metropolitan State University hosted the first annual African American Male Summit, a program for young African Americans from various Twin Cities high schools, encouraging empowerment, leadership, and service. KFAI’s Ramla Bile brings us the story.

  • The latest legal news resulting from the Republican National Convention, held in St. Paul last September… Seven lawsuits alleging police misconduct were filed in US District Court in St. Paul. KFAI’s Michelle Alimoradi speaks to reporter Marty Owings, who is covering the press conference.

  • Over 10,000 young people will join together in Washington, D.C. this weekend for Powershift 2009. The event is held to demand that politicians pass clean energy legislation and help stop the climate crisis. Scott Bradford, a student from MCTC, is one of the students that will be rallying for change. KFAI’s Gabrielle Miller reports.

  • Tune in to the Sunday, March 1st show as Nirmala Rajasekar and her ensemble perform their unique brand of classical Indian music live on Womenfolk before they do a special concert at Gethsemane Church at 7 pm, kicking off KFAI’s celebration of International Women’s Day.

  • Thursday, February 26th at 11 am Laura Flynn joins Write on Radio hosts in the studio to talk about her warmly received memoir about growing up in the care of a schizophrenic mother. Her book, Swallow the Ocean, has recently been issued in paperback.

    In the second half of the show, Reese Erlich talks about his newest book, _Dateline Havana: The Real Story of U.S.

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